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Women Political Leaders sits down with Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group, to hear about the latest findings on violence against women. What are the most recent findings concerning GBV in the context of COVID-19? One out of three women is subjected to physical and sexual violence by […]

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WPL is honoured to engage in a critical conversation regarding racial injustice and gender inequality with Hafsat Abiola, Founder Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Nigeria President of Women in Africa (WIA). In our first conversation, WPL and Ms. Abiola discussed the importance of a common humanity and a renewed sense of collective empathy, catalysed by the […]

In 1889, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) — the global organisation of parliaments– was established. 131 years later, Women Political Leaders and Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barrón, the youngest ever President of the IPU and Member of the Senate of Mexico, assess the role of parliaments in confronting global crises, preserving democracy and advancing equality between women […]

 What’s the norm? …. If you’re asked to think of a president and (you) close your eyes while doing that. Does a woman come to your mind or is it a man? Originally organised to celebrate the very recent appointment of Silvana Koch-Mehrin,  Founder & President of the Women Political Leaders (WPL), to senior member […]

Communication, Connection, Community: Why a woman’s place is politics With gender imbalances across politics, business and academia, at the current rate of progress we are almost a century away from global gender parity. Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President and Founder of the Women Political Leaders Global Forum, discusses why we need female political leaders and we can […]

The third plenary session of the WIP Global Summit 2016 in Jordan (4-6 May), “Flight, Migration and Integration – Women Leaders’ Policy Answers to the Refugee Crisis”, addressed the solutions needed to face the challenges of female refugees. Special attention was given to the different experiences of women and men who are forced to leave their […]

At the evening of 21 April 2016, Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Trade and Silvana Koch-Mehrin, the Founder and Chairperson of WIP, met at the premises of the Canadian Embassy in Brussels to discuss the societal importance of having more women in the parliaments. This was in the company of many prospective young candidates, mainly […]